d1t01 - Bertha
d1t02 - Playing In The Band
d1t03 - Loser
d1t04 - Mr. Charlie
d1t05 - Cumberland Blues
d1t06 - Brokedown Palace
d1t07 - Me And Bobby McGee
d1t08 - Hard To Handle
d1t09 - Casey Jones
d1t10 - Saint Stephen
d2t01 - Truckin' ->
d2t02 - Drums ->
d2t03 - The Other One ->
d2t04 - Me And My Uncle ->
d2t05 - The Other One
d2t06 - Deal
d2t07 - Sugar Magnolia
d2t08 - Morning Dew
d2t09 - Turn On Your Lovelight
-- Disc change is seamless
-- Recorded By Harvey Kaslow and Craig Todd
-- WRS Prelude tease after Me And My Uncle
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
-- Remaster of shnid=129
March 26, 2016 Subject:
Great AUD. Fav of '71
One of the best audience recordings ever.
Really good show - not greatest.
Hard To Handle may be the best ever.
The rest is real good! No real stand out versions, but this show has personality! "8-6-71" means something. One of the best from '71.
November 21, 2015 Subject:
Jerry and Clarence
Does anyone else hear the Clarence White influence in Me and Bobby McGee?? This recording, to me, most accurately captures the Dead live. My favorite period of the Dead is 1970, 1971 both because they were so lyrical and because after the loss of Pigpen, for me they were never quite the same
August 7, 2014 Subject:
Best deepest sigh for me in quite a while after I heard this
The sexy rocking man power displayed in this Let Your Lovelight/Shine on Me) is just right for an August afternoon into evening like today. From the heart, soul, and ken of the Grateful Dead tonight at the Hollywood Palladium, sweet imaginin's throughout entire show. This is a fabulous Why I Listen To Live-Recorded Dead After All These Years.
August 6, 2014 Subject:
Thank god he didn't listen to Bobby
Thank god the taper didn't listen to Bobby and move back 40 feet. This is a wonderful recording of a wonderful show which gives the experience of what it was like to see the dead and score a spot near the stage. A real classic.
August 6, 2014 Subject:
Furst heard what this one was all about on that Phil Zone compilation; from start to finish this thing is a true treasure; the energy of Bertha, that WRS Prelude-jam thingy (yeah, maybe the first time Bobby teased that lick) and a pretty ferocious Lovelight. The Hard to Handle, though, really does tell you all you need to know about this show - it's really cool hearing the crowd so worked up (I remember Phil being puzzled in those liner notes as to why they were so excited, but figured Pig was doing some "weird dance"). They miff St. Stephen, but this one was on its way out around this time anyways (more probs at Berkeley a couple weeks later).
June 1, 2013 Subject:
I usually really don't like '71 shows, but this one is amazing! The set list and playing are peak, and the recording is wonderful for the time. Lots of great renditions, including a brilliant Morning Dew. Monster Lovelight too.
October 23, 2012 Subject:
hard to handle, me&bobby, brokedown, me&myuncle!
beyond fantastic! esp hard2handle, beyond 5star
vista cruiser on hyperdrive...........5x5x5
September 22, 2012 Subject:
Absolutely sick for 71. So many songs on the set list are TOP NOTCH performances, I can't list 'em all. I can listen to this show over and over, back to back and not get sick of it. Brokedown is so sweet, and Me and Bobby Mc Gee is the best ever. No question. Jerry's solo is heartbreaking, and some of Bobby's best vocals ever. Casey Jones, Truckin... solid! Saint Stephen... prime, vintage. Deal... nice and slow, a gem. Sugar Mag/Sunshine will blow you away. And the Lovelight ending with PigPen's rap is perfection. Recording is 5 star, especially for the year. Some may take issue with the sound or tone of Jerry's guitar from this era, and it takes a little getting used to if you are raised on shows from shows after 73 or so, and moreso if you're really into his sound from the 80s or 90s. But when you really hear it...feel it... and tap into the rawness... it shows that this was the Dead just coming into their prime as a band, and Jerry as a player. Even with the raw sound, Jerry's tone is soooo pure. THANK YOU CHARLIE MILLER.
March 21, 2012 Subject:
Like most of us, I am a spoiled SBD snob. I even used to have this site filter out everything that wasn't a soundboard. Not worth my time.
But Charlie Miller's name on this is good enough for me. It's like Owsley's name on a hit of acid - that's all you've got to know.
January 9, 2012 Subject:
Why I am an Audience Snob
This recording of this show is why I will always take a well-recorded audience over a soundboard (even one from a multi-channel mix). It's not that soundboards suck. They don't. And it's not that a recording of this quality is rare for this time period, either, though it is.
Just give it a listen. The music literally jumps out of your speakers in a way that a soundboard, however well-sourced, simply can't. It has a space and depth that is as close to being at a show as you can come. You get all the interactions between the band and the audience that came to define the experience of being at a show. Listen to how the audience responds when the band hits a groove (and there are many here) and the band, in turn, feeds off that love.
Comments below point to the moment, after Bertha, when Bobby tells the taper to move back forty feet so he'll get a "better" recording. Some in the audience sound appreciative. At the time, it was probably a bummer for a taper to be taking up space up front (and why the band eventually began to corral them). But I wonder how many of them, upon hearing this show, now forty-plus years later, would continue to be bummed. In any event, the taper knew what he was about . . . "I'm stayin' right here . . ." Kudos. The fact that Sir Charlie Miller has added his considerable expertise to this recording should seal the deal. He doesn't, by his own statements, devote much energy to audience shows.
There's not much I can add to the comments below about the show itself. High energy, tight, rollicking fun. I love the Cumberland Blues. The Hard to Handle is a MONSTER, regardless if it's the best ever or not. Just after the 5:00 mark, the audience knows they're hearing something special, and at just about the 5:30 mark, the band finds a slightly new groove that makes it truly special. A few seconds to collect themselves and then right into Casey Jones to close the set. Sweet.
The Other One > Me & My Uncle > The Other one is another standout, which they didn't do very often. (My favorite is from 71.11.14 at TCU . . . stunningly amazing . . . but evidently you can't even stream it here anymore because it's been released on Road Trips. Too bad.)
To top it off, a near 20 minute Lovelight to close. Smashing show. Brilliant recording. Get it now.
September 18, 2011 Subject:
re: BAck up 40 feet
Bob is talking to the people right in front of the stage and the taper we hear is telling those other tapers where to come back to.
this is my favorite show to listen to from 71. The whole set is so tight and they're just so well rehearsed its really an up-beat and fun show.
tell me what group of 20 year-olds is playing such subtly complicated, dynamic, and emotional music these days? ain't nobody
March 31, 2011 Subject:
first few notes gave me the chills, amazing stuff!
March 16, 2011 Subject:
August 15, 2010 Subject:
THE HARD TO HANDLE OF ALL HARD TO HANDLES...DON'T BELIEVE THE FOLKS WHO TELL YOU 4/29/71 IS BETTER, THEY'RE WRONG!
March 21, 2010 Subject:
...is a monster here. Even without Mickey, here is some of the most impressive, hard-driving drumming the Dead ever delivered.
January 31, 2010 Subject:
When I first heard this Hard To Handle on the Phil Zone cd, I flipped. It whipped me into a total frenzy and I believe the liner notes stated Phil couldn"t remember why the crowd went so crazy. Could it be Jerry dropping to his knees? Anyway, great to have the whole show, thanks!!
October 17, 2009 Subject:
This show is smokin! I must concur with previous reviews, the Hard to Handle is dead on.
March 7, 2009 Subject:
wow this is hot
thanks to all who put this together love the old stuff
January 2, 2009 Subject:
Hard to Handle
That Hard to Handle is a ship driven by the forces of the universe! SICK!
December 26, 2008 Subject:
Hard to Handle
My favorite Hard to Handle. I want to believe Garcia really dropped to his knees! Pig gave the Dead some balls. I was always very happy when he would bring them in from the space.
Another shows Garcia and Friends benefit for the Hells Angels. He stepped up and did a Love Light that could not be beat.
Angel girls passed us some jugs with “juice” and we drank some and.
I will never forget Bobby and Jerry sitting in the front pew of Pigs funeral. It was so real.
“Play you guitar” Man took this Handle to a new height.
December 19, 2008 Subject:
BAck up 40 feet
Glad he didn't take Bob's advice. You can hear the taper say "right here" He obviously knew he was in the sweet spot.
October 5, 2008 Subject:
Bobby cracking me up!
I love Bobby after 'Bertha': "Hey you down there with the Microphone. If you want to get a decent recording ya gotta move back about 40 feet."
September 30, 2008 Subject:
Check out the review for this show in the Taping Compendium. Why cant all AUD's sound as good as this one. This is a truly great show with one of the ALL time best 'Hard to Handle's. Apparently rumour has it that Jerry dropped to his knees at the climax. Something sure was happening cos the crowd was going wild! But this show has many highlights, including a really rockin 'Mr Charlie' (my two year old daughter's favourite song at the moment), a smokin Cumberland, and of course a second set that rocks. If you want to hear the dead when they were really on, with the crowd upfront and totally involved, get this NOW
September 25, 2008 Subject:
HOT HOT HOT
Why am I just now hearing this show and how can an Aud sound so good? This will definately keep it's place on my MP3 player for a long time. Brokedown Palace is one of the best I've heard.
September 23, 2008 Subject:
FYI: This review is from someone who usually hates AUDs...I only discovered this because there's no SBD...but it doesn't matter! :)
I used to have a bootleg double-LP set of this show (with everything from Casey Jones To Sugar Mag taken out and replaced with the El Paso and Sugaree from the night before, strangely) called "Out West." It was a very quiet, hissy, wrongly-pitched recording, with a huge hunk of the show missing...yet I still loved it, because the performances are so bitchen'!
Now we have this awesome Charlie Miller (redundant phrase, I know) re-master...since this show doesn't have a soundboard to my knowledge, the only way to get it is an AUD, and this version is the one to get- of the 4 AUDs now available!
Every instrument is present, if you play it through decent speakers. The drums are a little tinny and the bass a bit muddy, and the vocals could be louder... but it's still the best AUD I've ever heard, and consider the vintage! It's a 1000% improvement over that old scratchy album...I'm blissed out listening to this with the volume UP...DL it while you can.